Art of Managing New Product Transitions

Faster time to market and shorter product life cycles, are pushing companies, new products and more frequently. While the new products offer tremendous value, product introductions and transitions represent enormous challenges for managers. In the study of product...

Starbucks Corporation: Building a Sustainable Supply Chain

Starbucks Corporation was the world’s largest specialty coffee retailer, with annual sales in 2005 of $ 6400000000th Despite huge growth in specialty coffee in the 1990s, a global oversupply of substandard coffee market prices in previous years had depressed,...

Supplier Diversity and Supply Chain Management: Strategic Approach

While shopping, trends towards consolidation in motion, a strong business case for supplier diversity can be made. In fact, most Fortune 500 companies currently employ supplier diversity initiatives. When integrated into the overall business strategy, supplier...

How To Reap Higher Profits with Dynamic Pricing

Dynamic pricing, in which prices respond to supply and demand pressures in real time or near real-time, has long been used by airlines and hotels. Now dynamic pricing is on the rise in many industries, including apparel, automobiles, consumer electronics, personal...